Forum - Sails and Sailing - Furling headsail
|Furling headsail||2||Mon 13 Sep 2010 17:56:56|
|waterboatman Mon 14 Jun 2010 22:24:06|| Has anyone had a brand new furling headsail made to accommodate the original furling gear supplied with the manta? I have a rather large, lazy headsail which furls from the base in a blow but doesn't follow all the up the forestay! It gets rather messy and makes me want to get something a bit more expensive but can't quite belive that for such a well put together boat, the headsail isn't right! Has anyone any suggestions. dimensions etc?|
|Col Tue 15 Jun 2010 13:27:15|| When I bought Paprika she had a rather strange forestay where the forestay itself had swivels top and bottom and a drum at the bottom but no spar. It looked like it was supposed to furl a headsail but with no spar it did not look like it would work. I removed it and stayed with the hanked jibs, which I think was the original idea. If your gear is like this I would suggest a replacement with a spar like this maybe. |
Crusader Sails of Poole made me a new genoa last year from their standard database and it fits nicely so they have the correct measurements for the Manta.
Hope this helps
|b.edelsten Mon 13 Sep 2010 17:56:56|| The original furling mechanism is, I think, called a "rotostay". I use it with a normal hanked on jib. To get it to work properly, the furling cord and the jib sheets have to be in tension all the time. And the steel up-haul needs to be very tight, or the jib sags on the hanks. |